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Video shows Chicago officer firing on black youths in car

Posted by wlpo on June 20, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) – A retired judge has released dashcam video from a Chicago Police car that shows a white officer repeatedly firing his handgun into a vehicle full of black youths who had been pulled over for speeding.

Two teens were injured in the December 2013 shooting and left lying, handcuffed and bleeding, in the street with no apparent effort to get them urgent medical treatment. A civil lawsuit by their families resulted in a $360,000 settlement.

Former Cook County Judge Andrew Berman presided over a criminal trial of one of the teens and said he felt obligated to make the video public. He gave it to the Chicago Reporter magazine, which first reported the story Thursday.

The police department says the officer has been on desk duty during an investigation.

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